Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Mummy's Worse

The sahib's deep desires are all amorous
But this dweeb in a fez isn't glamorous
His pace is quite glacial
And that face needs a facial
A reboot will presently Hammer us.

David Cairns

Once Universal replaced lovesick Imhotep with Kharis, the schlepping Mummy, the series needed High Priests and disciples to set the plot wheels turning. Peter Coe as Dr. Ilzor Zandaab, Martin Kosleck as Ragheb, and Kay Harding as Betty Walsh add pointless plot points to The Mummy's Curse (Leslie Goodwins; 1944), the last sequel in the 1940s Mummy revival. Abbott and Costello were waiting in the wings. This post is part of the "Late Show" blogathon hosted by David Cairns and Shadowplay..

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